On Monday, May 18, the Sterling Memorial Library nave will serve as the location for the President’s Commencement Day luncheon for honorary degree recipients. This will affect access through the High Street entrance of SML on Monday as follows:
SML will be closed to the public until 3:00 pm, opening to users only 3:00-4:45 that day. Bass Library will be open its usual hours, 8:30 am to 9:45 pm. The tunnel between Bass and Sterling also will be closed until 3:00 pm. Because Commencement can be a heavy return day, the outside SML bookdrops will remain open until 3:00 pm, after which books can be returned inside the building.
Until 3:00 pm on May 18, the access point into and out of SML will be on York Street. After 3:00 pm, access will return to the High Street and Wall Street doors, and the York Street and loading dock entrances will close.
The SML nave and adjacent spaces such as the nave service area, the public tower elevators, and the L&B, Franke, and Starr reading rooms will all be completely inaccessible from 11:00 until 2:30.
Eli Express deliveries will take place that day, although schedules and delivery times may be adjusted depending on street closures.
Please be certain to carry your Yale ID with you at all times throughout the day.